Wednesday, October 17, 2018
6-8 PM

E. Barrett Prettyman US Courthouse & William B. Bryant Annex Atrium
333 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001

The Bar Association of the District of Columbia cordially invites you to the Intellectual Property Section’s Annual Luncheon.

Please join us to welcome new U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director, Andrei Iancu, as our honored guest and speaker, and to reconnect and learn about recent events in the IP community.

The event brings together local IP practitioners and judges from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the International Trade Commission, the Patent and or Trial and Appeal Board, and area district courts.

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United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Andrei Iancu

In his role as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Andrei Iancu provides leadership and oversight to one of the largest intellectual property offices in the world, with more than 12,000 employees and an annual budget of over $3 billion. He also serves as the principal advisor to the Secretary of Commerce on domestic and international intellectual property policy matters.

Prior to joining the USPTO, Mr. Iancu was the Managing Partner at Irell & Manella LLP, where his practice focused on intellectual property litigation. Mr. Iancu appeared in a variety of high-profile matters in front of the USPTO, U.S. district courts, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. International Trade Commission. He has represented clients across the technical and scientific spectra, including those associated with medical devices, genetic testing, therapeutics, the internet, telephony, TV broadcasting, video game systems, and computer peripherals.

Mr. Iancu has also taught patent law at the UCLA School of Law, and has written and spoken publicly on a variety of intellectual property issues. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Iancu was an engineer at Hughes Aircraft Company.

Throughout his career, many organizations have recognized Mr. Iancu for his work. Among his legal community accolades, the Daily Journal, California Lawyer magazine, Los Angeles Business Journal, Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, and many others have acknowledged his expertise in commercial litigation and intellectual property law. Mr. Iancu has also been the recipient of the Patent and Trademark Office Society 36th Annual Rossman Award, the Hughes Aircraft Malcolm R. Currie Innovation Award, and the Melville B. Nimmer Copyright Award.

Mr. Iancu holds a Juris Doctor from the UCLA School of Law. He also has a Master of Science in mechanical engineering and a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering, both from UCLA.

Mr. Iancu was born in Bucharest, Romania. He has lived in the United States since the age of 12. He and his wife, Dr. Luiza C. Iancu, have two children, Ariella and Robert.

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Where is the entrance for the event?
Please note that the main entrance closes at 5 pm. Attendees to the reception must enter from the 3rd Street entrance.

All attendees must bring an ID and go through security before proceeding to check in and the reception in the atrium. For more information about entry and prohibited items please visit the US District Court of DC website.

What are my transportation options getting to the event?
The most convenient Metro subway stations are Judiciary Square (Red Line) and Archives-Navy Memorial (Yellow and Green Lines). More information can be found here.

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